What is an Estuary?

August 4th, 2020

What is an estuary? Partnership for the Delaware Estuary staff are often asked this question.  An estuary is where the river meets the sea. PDE is the host of the Delaware Estuary Program. Watch this video and learn more!


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What’s Your Success Story?

July 2nd, 2020

Share your CCMP Success Story with us and win prizes!

PDE is collecting projects to track progress on clean waters, strong communities, and healthy habitats. Prizes will be awarded to select participating partners!

It is critical that we track progress on the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan implementation on an annual basis so that we can identify and address programmatic and funding gaps, and share success stories.Read More

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May 12th, 2020

Blog: Water Quality Monitoring in the Delaware River Watershed


By Kaitlin Tucker, PDE Coastal Watershed Coordinator


In South Jersey, nine nonprofits are working together to protect the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer, a groundwater system of 17 trillion gallons of water that serves as a source of drinking water for about 1 million people in South Jersey.

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COVID-19 Updates

April 7th, 2020

Stay Informed

As of April 7, 2020, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced the closure of all New Jersey county and state parks and forests until further notice in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

For information about what’s open, what’s closed, and what’s cancelled, please click here for our COVID-19 page.

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Recycle Your Oyster Shells

February 28th, 2020

Do you cook oysters at home?
Recycle your shells through PDE!

Oyster dinners at home are great. But what do you do with the shells when you’re done? You drop them off at George & Sons’ Seafood Market in Hockessin! 

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2020 Student Art Contests – Wilmington Deadline Extended to Feb. 28

February 4th, 2020

About the Student Art Contests:

Each year, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) unites with colleague organizations to host student art contests in Philadelphia and Wilmington. Through our Schuylkill Action Network, we also host an annual contest for schools located within the Schuylkill River Watershed — Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Schuylkill counties.

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The Target Circle Votes are In!

November 19th, 2019

The Results Are In!

Thank you so much for voting for us in the Target Circle Giving Program.

We received $543.45 to help us further our mission to lead science-based and collaborative efforts to improve the tidal Delaware River and Bay, with help from your generous votes.

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